Parkites and visitors were treated to blue skies for the 2016 Miners’ Day parade down historic Main Street to City Park. Over 50 c0mmunity organizations and politicians entered floats in the parade, with some outstanding creativity.
It was the 199th running of Miners’ Day, which began in the 19th century as a festival to honor the community’s miners with the parade plus the mucking and drilling competition becoming mainstays of the festival.
Park City Miners’ Day 2016
Parade Float Awards
Best Politician: Andrew Caplan (judges loved the fake beards)
Best Youth: Summit Ski Team
Best Sports: Utah Unicycling (down Main Street on one wheel? Props!)
Best Historical Theme: Park City Museum
Most Creative: Park City Mountain
Most Crowd Interaction/Crowd Favorite: Park City High School Robotics Club
Best Business: Gold Creek Farms
Best Non Profit: Park City Community Foundation
Best Auto: Corvette Club of Utah
Special Shoutout: People First